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the surviving suspect in the boston marathon bombing reportedly science u.s. wars in the muslim world as his motivation while denying links to any overseas islamic terror group. abandoned in danger of the british government accused of leaving again interpreters at the mercy of eventual taleban despite them having been keen and setting up military operations in the country. and china and america trade accusations of human rights violations would be jean citing infringement on freedoms abroad and growing domestic surveillance as making washington unfit to preach morality to the world.
eleven pm in the russian capital you're watching r.t.l. marina joshie welcome to the program now u.s. officials say the nineteen year old surviving suspect in the boston terror attack has confessed that america's wars in iraq and afghanistan motivated both him and his brother to carry out last week's deadly assault following the interrogation of jihad in hospital investigators also revealed the alleged bombers appear to have been driven by radical religious beliefs but did not seem to be tied to any muslim terrorist group and associates you're going to have the details from boston. official complaints in the presence of a judge and a lawyer have been filed against one thousand year old boston bombing suspect just hearts are naive this took place at his hospital bed here in boston where he has been kept under strict guard ever since his arrest friday evening we do know of course that he suffered several serious injuries and was unable to speak for this
entire time sunday evening he finally awoke and was able to answer several questions and writing and finally today he was conscious and able to react to the charges being brought against him at his hospital bed these charges of course include the use of weapons of mass destruction as well as the malicious destruction of property resulting in death now the penalty that's her knife is now dead facing as a death penalty or any term of years behind bars including life he's also facing a fine of up to two hundred fifty thousand dollars throughout this brief encounter with the judge we do know that mostly her knife was. nodding and offer mation of hearing what he was being told he only spoke once when asked whether or not he's able to afford a lawyer and he said no so legal counsel is going to be presented to him despite being of chechen origin the alleged bombers fan almost half of their lives and the
u.s. after their parents apply for asylum both where'er visitors to russia but this didn't stop moscow from warning the f.b.i. over the possible terrorist intentions of the eldest brother two years ago questions are now being raised why the f.b.i. failed to take proper action or he's got it she can take a look at the possible reasons. as the dust settles in the wake of boston bombings the question many ask is why and how could u.s. federal authorities fail to act on the valuable intelligence from two years ago stating that the middle of was radicalized dangerous and quote prepared to join unspecified underground groups that's the information the f.b.i. says they received from the russian government so two years ago the f.b.i. interviewed the guy and reported back to the russians that they found nothing suspicious since then they've apparently failed to monitor the middleman because if they have they probably discovered his you tube page under his own name by the way full of radical content with
a playlist titled terrorists so you have intelligence from a foreign government you have the individual openly sharing radical content and yet somehow he's off the radar the fear is the reason the f.b.i. dropped the ball on the alleged russian intelligence is that they treated it as soley russia's problem they may have taken the marylands chechen background into consideration and they may have ended up looking at this individual from a more political rather than purely law enforcement point of view this is possible given the history of all the requests and pleas that russia has made in the past with regards to a number of individuals from north caucasus accused of crimes particularly those of chechen background one example yulia moderates who was known as the right hand of the internationally recognized chechen terrorists. just a quick reminder of who was he was killed in two thousand and six. record as a chechen militant leader included in one thousand nine hundred ninety five he and his gang attacked the city of good yarn of took up to one thousand and eight
hundred residents of that city hostage in a hospital including one hundred fifty children at least one hundred forty people died as a result of that attack also as he gained power in the region stated his objective to have all muslim regions in russia break away from the country it was basically a call to start a war on all fronts among his other heinous acts that was to. school hostage crisis in beslan in two thousand and four terror that russia will never forget it left swe hundred and thirty four people dead one hundred eighty six of them children so the right hand of this monster who helped stage all this whore. arrives in the u.s. somewhere around the year two thousand settles down in boston by the way and receives political asylum despite russia's pleas to treat him as a clue criminal at the beginning us federal authorities appealed the boston course decision on granting him asylum then they withdrew their opposition after a number of political heavyweights in the us tuned in to support the chechen militants including former sector of state albright so when questioning u.s.
federal authorities reaction to the alleged russian intel on the middle of it is important to keep in mind the mindset perpetuated in the u.s. for many years in favor of the militants in russia and against the russian government's actions to stop them new york city's former mayor rudy giuliani spoke to the confusion that many americans had as they learned about the background of these brothers the chechen revolution against russia is an islamic based revolution they want to islamic state in russia. not inherently anti-american right anti russian. american i mean and in fact here's the odd part of this if anything we've been i'm not going to say sympathetic with them but we've certainly been critical of putin and how far he's gone in dealing with. so if anything they should they shouldn't have this anger at the united states so given all this maybe maybe
this political mindset has prompted authorities in the u.s. to drop the ball on valuable law enforcement intelligence on top of. now the caucus is to sand of the suspects prompted the u.s. media to shift focus to armed groups in chechnya and establish a russian connection to the case earlier we spoke to matt clemency regional manager of the chasse information company an expert on european and former soviet countries as the ledge boston bombers are most likely to have been radicalized outside russia . the church and nationality or ethnicity of the prime suspects is actually somewhat misleading for instance i have lived in russia for the last ten years that actual time they spent to the north caucasus appears to be relatively small and there's some disagreement about that and i actually think the most likely outcome is that these guys are probably going to be self radicalized rather than having direct links to militants in the north caucasus there are no number of reasons in which people can become radicalized details surrounding time alone in his younger
brother somewhat sketchy at the moment so to go into too much detail would be to speculate too far however that does seem to be some signs around the older brother time alone in particular to suggest that he was struggling to adapt to life in the united states which is a sign of previous people who become radicalized in this sort of a way and indeed this kind of disengagement with society can often lead people to look for alternative sources and indeed radical islam can be one of those kind of factors which people can turn to is that as a means to sort of direct their lives. well next live to a lot of international consultant an expert in relations was the u.s. thanks very much indeed mr innes for joining us here on r.t. well as we have been saying today the surviving boston attack suspect reportedly said that u.s. actions in iraq in afghanistan motivated him and his brother now what should
we read into all this i mean should this is all be seen as an isolated tragedy or could it inspire see copycats from people seeking revenge for america's foreign wars. well first of all we have to state before we're going to execute the crime trying to find an explanation explanation is not the same as a justification these are heinous crimes for which people have to be punished so let's make that first of all clear now when we want to find explanations i know we are already in place and to know what happened to the families for the moment we really don't have a clue what we have is the big statement of a heavily heavily. injured person who might just announce who were definitely feeds his captors the police all who might be certain we don't know yet and it looks like the scene we do have to sit with a few of the good bits right there that it might be a lead into it whatever the u.s.
is doing that there might be some truth in it is that statement so far that it might have to do with the u.s. policy in afghanistan pakistan and iraq now the thing is definitive does that justify what he's supposed to do you know that i don't think but the only thing is what do we need to do and still be fine up to for the acts to just understand and try to prevent these things from happening when you're sick or because of course the copycats happen with any kind of crime let's not forget that there's also a lot of it's not brought out of him but the u.s. has also its own. in-house so to speak are a heinous acts within schools within. that we see in principle that we saw examples . only where and what we do is for the moment is regulated on the case in by well let's look through what the u.s. is doing right let's now take a look at the u.s. security overseas military activity of that i mean america went to iraq and
afghanistan to counter terrorism so how would you assess their efforts there. for the fall i disagree with the fact that the u.s. would be dead too. for reasons of counter terrorism i see a reason for be a political strategy and so long and mainly what you call promptorium is just an excuse to go in control and all reason and i mean you're not supposed to say pretty damn petroleum oil etc what they do with a little bit at least the most powerful army in the world is that i think the whole population or entire countries with what moral right to install democracy i don't think so do what you have to ask ourselves is what we are doing we when i say we do west the us and europe whatever well you have even the moral right to prom to this country we rethink what we want of islam or backward countries but whatever we
think of our civilization and as it does not give us the right to come and to terrorize these countries best route people will do just desperate things which is not as after the against them but if we want to stop there and go well it is a very easy way to do stop kind of i think yourself well if you look at this recent attack i mean isn't this a case of a home grown terrorism and shouldn't perhaps the us authorities. change the strategy here and look more at what's happening at home. oh yes absolutely far from looking at what the consequences of their foreign policy on and as well as deference to the military presence in these countries they also have to look really very good into their own societies i already mentioned the us whether there was whatever one may think of us in other ways but it is this pretty violent society i mean at the same time there are congressman in this country who still want to have
everyone to have a soviet weapon in their own house what kind of a message is that for young people that is that is not just not right it's a civilized country to act like this this is just a sign for him. to think that what exactly are we doing in our society when i mean our society in this case us. well and finally mr of and it's we know that president obama made repairing u.s. relations with islamic world he is one of his top foreign priorities but how is this likely to go down was the those feeling similar to the alleged boston bombers i mean is this likely to appease them. i don't i don't think so well let's look first of all let's not forget that whomever these people out there are even within the islamic or the islamic people they are a very small minority very violent and is
a huge problem but whether there are going to i think not it's actually a cover for a moment where it doesn't really matter what the u.s. changes in policy. because you want to see change is going to have to look in the longer and see what can we do in the long term to prevent these kind of things don't happen in. your police investigate well it's like i said in the beginning let's not rush into group who is actually we don't know and yet that's what happened in boston for a lot of innocent national consult an expert in relations with the u.s. thanks so much for joining us here on r t and iran there. and as always we're interested to know what you think are the stories we're covering today in our state of calm we're asking for your view on how the boston bombing investigation or will unfold so log on to our web site and cast your vote online. now fear is for the lives of more than half of
the hunger striking guantanamo bay prisoners are finally being shared by the u.s. authorities the military sending additional medical personnel to the camp or a growing number of inmates are refusing food in protest over mistreatment and indefinite detention dr stephen a retired army medical corps officer and a former senior advisor to the defense department says it might not be long before the strike turns lethal. typically people get very sick after about fifty days in which they've not had any food but are taking water so they may be getting very sick and i think there's a fear that a number may die within the next several weeks but all the world medical associations are categorically and ethically against force feeding the reason being is that it in fact disrupts what is most important which is establishing
a constructive relationship or poor with the hunger strikers and being able to discuss the terms of their protest the this is a they if they have it also. really overrides their autonomy which is very important in medicine we except that is one of our ethical principles so that by and large most organizations across the world feel that it is not acceptable and in this particular case what it does not help resolve their grievances and help resolve the conflict that we're having between the detainees and the authorities alleged violations of prisoner rights and went on a more just one aspect the u.s. has been scolded for by china well later this hour we take a detailed look at what else the sheena's put in its report criticizing washington seaman rights record at home and abroad. a
public storm is gathering in britain with calls in the u.k. government to offer asylum to hundreds of afghan interpreters who worked with the country's forces during its military operation and they're being left behind as the army withdraws to face the wrath of the taliban who view them as anime collaborators boyko has more on their plight. it was a dangerous job that required courage many of these translators are working on the front line so they're working with soldiers risking their lives in exactly the same way soldiers do but while british forces withdraw the afghan interpreters who made their work possible are being left to fend for themselves there is your group or. where you are all sent for those you have to be if i catch your then i would if you rafi worked at camp prince in the helmand province he says he gets regular calls from the taliban some six hundred fifty interpreters just like rafi remain in
afghanistan with no right to settle in the u.k. both times when you when you finish the job and you've done it very well there's a thank you at the end of that job in this case it's a death threat it's a risk your life but seen by this how about this having collaborated with the enemy and dave in the past year targeted killings of so-called international collaborators by the taliban have doubled r.t. got in touch with the foreign and commonwealth office who are responsible for the interpreter's asylum claims this is the response we've got people who have put their life or mine for the united kingdom will not be abandoned the government has put processes in place to ensure the service given by former interpreters with a term forces is taken fully into account if individuals apply for asylum in the u k. the keyword here is individual for the moment it's a case by case basis according to the foreign office to make sure the personal circumstances are recognized case by case the sign of planes can take months even
years there's no accountability every other nato country that directly employed interpretations offered them some kind of special program visa program asylum britain is the only country that has an interest or dragging its feet on this we will be involved in events overseas in the future at all military clearly will need to have people helping them and who is going to help our military if they realize that they're not going to help themselves senior military and political figures that urging the people who work here in the u.k. foreign office to rethink the policy and campaigns gaining momentum over sixty thousand people have signed an online petition urging the british foreign secretary to offer a bulk resettlement program while the politicians think it over and here the men that risked their lives to help british forces say that the waiting game is getting deadlier by the day we were helping the people but all they see is that we were
with the aggression forces in africa. which are so-called the no two forces or eyes of forces but to every other of the national. aggression forces and once they leave the people who be endangered and will pay for some wrongdoings of the americans who have been interpreters and their families. r.t. london i will be back with more news after a short break to stay with us. international
welcome back you're watching our team live from moscow on the human rights have become the latest battleground for china to challenge the u.s. in addition to trade economy and regional military supremacy beijing slammed washington's approach to people's freedoms in its own report released on the heels of an american won the infringement of rights abroad increased electronic surveillance and a spike in gun violence are just some of the issues china has criticized the u.s. for our dislikes here she eschewed brings us more. after years of swallowing accusations of violating human rights beijing is fighting back after last year the us published its scalding human rights practices report now china held a mirror back to washington and its role of international human rights judge. let's take a look at where the two clash the u.s. again accuse china of limiting internet freedoms the so-called great firewall of china where beijing has long being under scrutiny for blocking many western websites such as facebook google and you tube but those criticizing china are no
saints the sounding people and cispa bills to control internet data have made waves across the atlantic lately and the u.s. government approved interception of private text messages and e-mails for security needs are hardly contributing to online freedom china's single party political system and lack of democratic elections also came under fire the chinese report made a swipe back at america's multi-party system saying that in what seems to be a democratic process it's really not the people that the amount of money spent on complaints which really decide the winner is the largest part of the u.s. report was dedicated to human rights as they are today from harsh labor conditions to poor salaries indeed china's status of being the world's factory is nothing new and the cheap labor force concept has long been debated beijing hit back with a scathing claim that in the country where racism and discrimination officially do not exist after american and hispanic employees earn forty percent less than the white population in the united states and that's through the glass ceiling for
women who earn a twenty percent smaller salary than men the u.s. report also lashed out at the treatment of prisoners and members of opposition in china contrast that with a country which runs notorious guantanamo prison and the allegations of multiple human rights abuses within its walls with china highlighting full statistics on all deaths in u.s. prisons and the use of brutal force against peaceful demonstrators in twenty twelve it is no secret that china has a checkered human rights record but by countering the claims of those who it believes should get its own house in order it is quite clear that beijing no longer wants to see a monopoly in the market of examining human rights. a judgment day for the world's finances almost all the time. from leading news agency spreads rumors the american president was injured in an attack on the white house at a tea dot com we've got the full story of a close call for the markets also in line for you today japan will need more than
three decades to close the crippled fukushima nuclear power plant but apparently times already running out for tokyo to complete the work see what japan should be bracing itself for in the worst case scenario. russian police say they have captured the man suspected of killing six people in the western city of belgrade an officer was reportedly want to join the operation has more. now that the manhunt has successfully concluded we can talk about truly gargantuan efforts that went into its more than two thousand police. brought in not just from belgrade itself but also from neighboring regions as well especially riot police came in from moscow to help the belgrade police in their search for the thirty two year old shooter and you can say it was an international effort because police in ukraine have also been involved in the search for the man of course after it was believed that he fled to ukraine naturally during of these search for.
for the thirty two year old shooter various details of what led to this heinous crime have been surfacing it turns out that they're hunting still where the carnage began actually belonged to. father and he went into that store on sunday asking for admission actually intending to buy it but it was refused service but one of the clerks who believed that was in wasn't adequate enough to be sold such dangerous mission he said he said that he'll come back the next day and shoot a salesperson obviously that wasn't taken seriously by the sales clerk unfortunately indeed he was shot the next day by the killer along with clerk he also shot two people who were inside the store then went outside and proceeded to shoot people whom he believed to be witnesses among them of course were two teenage girls one of whom died at the scene and another one died during surgery literally just several hours later the entire town was plunged into you can say into borning
in fact it was declared a day of mourning officially in the town people were advised to stay inside because it was not clear where exactly the shooter was that the time of blood still they have come out to the place where the shooting happened they laid down flowers put down toys and expressed their grief in relation to the incident it's a really small town so a lot of people were touched by it a lot of people actually went on several went out of their way to try and help the investigation in locating the man. well yet today here on r.t. an opera had if the kaiser report stay with. the movie world war z z being for zombie which stars brad pitt as one hundred
seventy five million dollars budget has been recalled by paramount executives not because this is probably yet another stupid violent zombie movie but because the chinese might get offended according to the wrap dot com china was supposed to take the blame for starting the evil zombie apocalypse this time but china becoming the largest foreign market for american movies made artistic integrity fly out the window to protect the bottom dollar as is tradition in hollywood this is not the first time that there has been pro-choice censorship in hollywood the remake of red dawn which was originally a cold war era a minstrel show against russians was supposed to show a chinese invasion of america this time however they have changed it to north koreans who can't even defeat the us military in south korea let alone at an away game in the usa the thing that is interesting is not the censorship is the fact that they will censor movies for whoever's got a lot of cash countries the big markets won't be offended but countries with small markets will this is a complete.